Chirimen-e, Original woodblock print - Sato Tsunekiyo 佐藤常清 - From the series "Twelve Months" - ca 1880
Particular chirimen-gami (縮緬紙, crepe paper) woodblock print with images of samurai warriors.
Chirimen-gami were made by applying a certain high-pressure posttreatment to a Japanese woodblock print. This treatment resulted in the paper surface getting a wrinkled texture, and the surface area of a print being reduced with as much as 30%. The advantage of chirimen-gami was that it was stronger than untreated paper. This technique was popular in the 1880s. The last photo which has been added shows an image of the equipment used to make chirimen-gami.
The print is in good condition and still has very bright colours. Slight spout of red dye.
Dimensions: 27 cm x 19.5 cm
The chirimen-gami print will be sent by registered post, in sturdy cardboard packaging.
- Chirimen-e, Original woodblock print
- ca 1880
- Region/ Country of origin
- Title of artwork
- Sato Tsunekiyo 佐藤常清 - From the series "Twelve Months"
- Good condition, see description
- 27×19.5×0 cm